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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Help on removing trem post inserts

What is the best way to remove the trem post inserts from a body?

I believe they are press fit in the body so I assume some sort of brute force method is needed.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated! thanks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2003, 12:02 PM
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Why are you pulling them?

Whatever the reason, I use a cats paw. Lay some shims across the body to use as a base and protect the finish [I actually put the shims on top of a cloth] and then just pull them straight up. You'll have to cut away all the paint that covers the top edge of the inserts or you'll rip a bunch of it up, alot more than if you trim it around the insert.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Rich.

The reason I'm thinking about doing it is that in one hand I have a body with no hardware and in the other hand I have a full guitar to cannabilize for it's hardware.
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